Trendy Trend Report: Copenhagen Fashion Week AW16

If there’s anything Danish fashion designers are good at, it’s winter. Summer sometimes seems like a bit of a mystery – it’s hard to grasp something that lasts for approximately 2.5 days – but winter they understand. So it’s no surprise that the Autumn/Winter fashion weeks in Scandinavia are often the best and feel the most natural. We enjoyed almost all the shows this season and can’t wait to share it with you.

Here’s what we saw this Copenhagen Fashion Week:

List Marker: Number 1Silver Embellishment

I loved the slightly undone look a visible zipper gives to an otherwise structured piece, like in Maikel Tawadros’s collection, or the little bit of 1940’s glam with a good brooch and large buttons from Frederico D’Angelo. The many zips in Barbara i Gongini’s leather jackets may be classic but they pull together otherwise flowing ensembles.

SILVER - MAIKEL TAWADROS - FREDERICO DANGELO - BARBARA I GONGINI - Copenhagen Fashion Week Trend Report Scandinavia Standard


List Marker: Number 2Red Accents

Red was a big part of the runway at Stockholm Fashion Week this season and Copenhagen was no different. The red shoes from Freya Dalsjø were a real treat. Head-to-toe red looks from both Nicholas Nybro and Mark Kenley Domino Tan prove the color’s versatility.

RED - FREYA DALSJO NICHOLAS NYBRO MARK TAN - Copenhagen Fashion Week Trend Report Scandinavia Standard


List Marker: Number 3Wide Leg High Waist Pants

Skinny leg pants had their moment but now is the time of the wide-leg pant. They manage to look professional, fashionable and comfortable all at once and, depending on how you wear them, can either be a bit kooky (see the flood-pants, patterned version by Henrik Vibskov) or glamorous (looking at you, 70’s power-chic By Malene Birger). Baum und Pferdgarten reached a happy medium with a more streamlined but fun look.

PANTS - HENRIK VIBSKOV BY MALENE BIRGER BAUM UND PFERDGARTEN - Copenhagen Fashion Week Trend Report Scandinavia Standard


List Marker: Number 4Wearability

It might seem like a strange footnote to any fashion week, but this season was surprisingly wearable – almost all of it. The oversize proportions were well-tailored rather than absurd. The patterns were beautiful rather than surrealist. Even creative designers who we can usually count on for particularly unwearable styles (unless you’re a real fashion person), like Barbara i Gongini and Asger Juel Larsen, showed full collections of easy-to-wear pieces. My favorite transformation was that of Maikel Tawadros, who this season went from thematic and artistic to pared-down and luxe while still keeping his signature dramatic look intact.

WEARABLE - BARBARA I GONGINI ASGER JUEL MAIKEL TAWADROS - Copenhagen Fashion Week Trend Report Scandinavia Standard

Do you have a favorite trend of Copenhagen Fashion Week? Was there one we missed? Tell is about it in the comments!

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.